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NV65 Desert Rock Airport
Mercury, Nevada, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2021

Location

FAA Identifier: NV65
Lat/Long: 36-37-11.8000N 116-01-56.2250W
36-37.196667N 116-01.937083W
36.6199444,-116.0322847
(estimated)
Elevation: 3314 ft. / 1010.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 15E (1980)
From city: 3 miles SW of MERCURY, NV
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -8 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 89020

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Control tower: no
ARTCC: LOS ANGELES CENTER
FSS: RENO FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.8
  • ADVISORY CALL IS 'MERCURY RADIO'.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
BTYr091/36.1BEATTY VORTAC114.7016E

Airport Services

Fuel available: A
Parking: tiedowns
Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE
Bottled oxygen: NONE
Bulk oxygen: NONE

Runway Information

Runway 2/20

Dimensions: 7515 x 100 ft. / 2291 x 30 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
MIRL RY 02/20 OTS INDEFLY.
RUNWAY 2  RUNWAY 20
Latitude: 36-36.683333N36-37.710000N
Longitude: 116-02.366667W116-01.507500W
Elevation: 3148.0 ft.3303.0 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box VASI on left
VASI RY 02/20 OTS INDEFLY.
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: US DEPT ENERGY/NEVADA
PO BOX 435 M/S 733
MERCURY, NV 89023
Phone 702-295-4015
Manager: ROBERT ZIEHM
P.O. BOX 98521
LAS VEGAS, NV 89193-8521
Phone 702-295-1235

Additional Remarks

A58-20 RISING TERRAIN OUT FROM THR.
A58-02 +3' BUSH 50' OUT ON RIGHT EDGE OF RWY.
USED RGLRLY BY DOE, AND DOD & DOE HELS.
RWY 20 TERRAIN RISES THROUGHOUT APCH ZONE.
RWY 20 CLEAR APCH FROM DSPLCD THR XCP FOR +60' ASCENDING TERRAIN TO END OF DSPLCD AREA.
USE OF THIS AIRFIELD REQUIRES PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE DOE. ARPT RY LIGHTS MAY REQUIRE MANUAL OPERATION, WHICH COULD REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 30-45 MINS COORDINATION PRIOR TO ANY USAGE.
AIRFIELD ADVISORY ON 118.7/261.1.
FOR CD CTC NELLIS APCH AT 702-652-4172.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at NV65.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KVGT - North Las Vegas Airport (47 nm SE)
KLSV - Nellis Air Force Base (53 nm SE)
KLAS - Harry Reid International Airport (53 nm SE)
KHND - Henderson Executive Airport (58 nm SE)
KBVU - Boulder City Municipal Airport (70 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 02-Aug-2021
 Local
(UTC-7)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2412:24
Sunrise05:5212:52
Sunset19:4902:49
Evening civil twilight20:1703:17

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  02-Aug-2021 22:44:52
Local (UTC-7)  02-Aug-2021 15:44:52
 
METAR
KDRA 022153Z AUTO 24007KT 200V270 10SM CLR 38/03 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP131 T03830033
KINS 
18nm E 
022158Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 38/06 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP130 T03790058 $
TAF
KINS 
18nm E 
022101Z 0221/0403 13010G15KT 9999 SCT140 QNH3004INS WND 130V230 BECMG 0303/0304 22007KT 9999 FEW140 QNH3006INS BECMG 0318/0319 06009KT 9999 FEW140 QNH2993INS BECMG 0402/0403 23010G15KT 9999 FEW140 QNH2993INS TX37/0222Z TN22/0313Z
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